No it's not a test, but it is sort of like a brain implant. It will make me seem a lot smarter and more talented than I really am.
You see, I am getting a computer, called an IntelliQuilter, for my Emma, my quilting machine.
The IQ does so many things. If I can even think of a few of them, I'll be doing well. It stores quilting patterns (for actual quilting the quilt, not piecing patterns). Then you can resize, rotate, flip, combine patterns and add as many repeats as needed to fill the space. Then you tell IQ where to quilt and when to start and when to stop. You can also use it to create and store your own patterns. Wow!
Now all I have to do is wait for the next seven days.
Here is a picture of my latest project, Catlettsburg Town Square, a Bonnie Hunter design that she calls Carolina Crossroads. I just took it off the machine after quilting it in spirals; now I need to finish the binding.